C6: Diverse seas: status of threatened and declining features

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Short description

This indicator of diverse seas shows changes in the status of vulnerable features flagged for protection, either listed in national legislation or international agreements. These features include the features of conservation interest protected in Marine Protected Areas, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act Section 41 habitats and species of principle importance for conservation, and under the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR), amongst others. The overall indicator will be derived from the status of the individual features.

This indicator is not available for reporting in 2021 as further development is needed. Some data are available on Marine Protected Areas.

This table provides metadata for the interim or final indicator presented above.

Indicator name

Diverse seas: status of threatened and declining features

Indicator reference

C6

Outcome Indicator Framework theme

Seas and Estuaries

Headline indicator status

Diversity of our seas

Relevant goal(s) in the 25 Year Environment Plan
  • Thriving plants and wildlife
Relevant target(s) in the 25 Year Environment Plan
  • Reversing the loss of marine biodiversity and, where practicable, restoring it
Position in the natural capital framework
  • Condition of assets - seas
Related reporting commitments
  • Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR)
  • UK Marine Strategy (Marine Strategy Regulations 2010)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi Target 12
  • Relevant to Sustainable Development Goal 14
Geographic scope

England

Status of indicator development

In development

Date last updated

11 June 2021